|The trail of precipitation seen from the latest satellite imagery|
from Environment Canada is bringing some heavy rain to
Prince Rupert but won't be of much help in addressing a
drought on Haida Gwaii
(image from Environment Canada)
It's a curious situation to give some thought towards today as Prince Rupert residents and those along the North Coast await what could be some extensive rain, that of the start of the fall storm season a bit early for us.
|Up to 100 mm of rain could arrive in Prince Rupert in the next|
24 hours, something they could use on Haida Gwaii
All of that, while across Hecate Strait, residents of Haida Gwaii are dealing with a drought.
Not something that you might normally associate with the North Coast and the Islands what with our placement along a frequent track of potential rain from both the south and the north.
However, for Haida Gwaii that's the situation at the moment, with the Province of British Columbia outlining the severity of the situation on Friday.
Dry and hot conditions on British Columbia’s west coast have prompted the government to increase the drought level in the region to Level 3. The areas that have risen to Drought Level 3 conditions are eastern Vancouver Island, western Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.
The high temperatures, consistent sunshine and lack of recent rain have increased water temperatures in numerous Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii streams.